Archive for Humor

International Be Kind to Lawyers Day

Apparently it is International Be Kind to Lawyers Day.  I simply don’t know what to say.  Perhaps I will just sit in my office and wait for kindness to flow my way.  (Yeah that’ll happen!)  😉

So go out.  Find a lawyer.  Give him or her a great big hug.  Awwww!  (Now go take a shower with liquid hand sanitizer.)

Hug a Lawyer

Hug a Lawyer

The Divorce So Bad it Made the Family Judge Flip Out


I came across this article from Time Magazine by  BELINDA LUSCOMBE about a family judge in Canada that basically flipped out on a couple because their behavior during the divorce was so bad.  The Judge apparently wrote his opinion having taken a very dim view of both parties.  I particularly enjoyed his dark and sarcastic tone in his very unusual order.  However, the opinion underscores in a humorous way a significant problem facing many family court judges.  I have often heard the saying that in Criminal Court, we have bad people on their best behavior.  But in Family Court we have good people on their worst behavior.  I wonder how many family judges have considered making an order like this one.

Here’s the link to the article.

Divorce Custom: 7 Post-Split Rituals From Around The World

So many of my divorce clients describe the anti-climactic feelings they experience when they receive their divorce decree in the mail. I have heard several different divorce practitioners and mental health professional recommend a ceremony of sorts to mark the event. After all, this is a the closing of an important chapter in one’s life. Marking the occasion is a great idea. I often recommend a walk on the beach or writing an entry in a diary or journal. Some of these ideas are a bit off the wall though. I wonder what everyone else thinks! 😉
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Video: When You Are Old and Grey – Tom Lehrer. This song I think explains a lot of my cases.

I really got a kick out of this old Tom Lehrer song, “When You Are Old and Grey.”  It seems that I have had a number of cases where folks may have lost their agility.    😉

No more divorce by text message in Tajikistan

Divorce by text message banned in Tajikistan

So it’s official. Time Magazine’s Hillary Brenhouse reports that folks living in Tajikistan can no longer divorce their spouse by text message. Apparently, in old Sunni Islam tradition, you can divorce your spouse by delivering the “triple talaq“.  Just deliver the phrase, “I divorce you,” to your estranged spouse and “POOF” you have a divorce.  (I note that only men get to employ this convenient method for divorce.)  In spite of its utility and simplicity, it has been outlawed in many of the majority islamic country’s including Turkey, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia.  In India, according to Brenhouse, a “triple talaq” won’t get a person very far unless it also accompanies arbitration and reconciliation.

Now in the digital age, it seems, Tajik men have been delivering their talaqs via text message.   Sensing that the divorce by text message is just too easy, Abdrakhim Kholikov, the head of the Tajik state religious affairs committee, has declared that sending text messages containing a triple talaq is a  breach of Islamic law.  Sigh… no more divorce by text message.

Read the article here:

‘We R Over’: Tajikistan’s Religious Officials Ban Divorce By Text Message – TIME NewsFeed.

Klingon Divorce Better?

The triple talaq reminds me of the Klingon Divorce video I posted from Youtube last month.  If divorce were this easy, I would need to find a new line of work.

Click here to learn more about how Brave, Weber & Mack can help you if your divorce process is more complicated than a simple text message or a slap to the face.

YouTube – Couple Saw House In Half

I have seen some creative ways of dividing community property.  This couple in Cambodia, however, takes the notion of splitting the community property real estate to a whole new extreme.  Perhaps San Diego judges could order a house sawing for some of my Rancho Santa Fe clients.  That would, I think, encourage more settlement. What do you think?